We lead off with the Queen of the Garden, our first artichoke:
|Imperial Star artichoke|
The Katterman was the star, with super-large bulbs.
Our first zucchini:
|Cocozella Di Napoli zucchini|
|Ping Tung eggplant|
Our first Anaheim chile:
The first beets:
This sight greeted us in the potato bed one morning:
A sad, unexpected first "harvest." Voles have tunneled into the bed and devoured from underground five of the ten potato plants. We depend on potatoes, so this is a loss. Here's all I could salvage from the destroyed plants.
The first jostaberries. The birds love them, so it's good to get at least some.
|Snow and snap peas|
Yes, it's strange to be harvesting these "spring" crops in late July!
Some broccoli side-shoots:
Hot Hungarian Wax and shishito peppers:
Turnips and carrots:
A fragrant bouquet of volunteer cilantro:
Blauwschokkers peas for winter soups:
|Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers|
If you've made it this far, thank you for your stamina! It felt really great to finally start hauling in the goods. I hope you had bountiful harvests this week too. Please see all the lovely posts on Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.